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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Infection Prevention and Control Project Officer

Date of Validity

Vacancy Details

Makerere University School of Public Health received supplemental funding through a non-competitive grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support the Ministry of Health public health emergency response to COVID-19 with the aim of limiting the human-to-human transmission and minimize the impact of COVID-19 in Uganda. The project will achieve this by building capacities and reinforcing Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) practices and implementing quality improvement activities in IPC nationally.

The MakSPH project team is looking for a self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Infection Prevention and Control Project Officer.  The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and innovative team player. The candidate will have the responsibility of participating in organizing, implementing project activities and will report to the Project Coordinator.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the project coordinator in the mapping of ongoing IPC training and quality improvement for IPC in the country
  • Participate in the preparation and finalization of all project progress reports
  • Ensure timely scheduling of ECHO zoom sessions
  • Provide administrative and technical support during ECHO sessions
  • Support regional and district ECHO sub hubs and spokes to ensure smooth running during ECHO zoom sessions
  • Keep an inventory of all project equipment
  • Perform any other administrative duties that may be assigned from time to time

Required Academic Qualifications: The successful applicant should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Environmental Health Sciences, Public Health, Health Services Research, Epidemiology, or any other health-related disciplines.

Essential Requirements: At least 1-2 years of relevant experience in public health practice including human health, environmental health, veterinary health, etc. Experience in Infection Prevention and Control or capacity building, in general, will be an added advantage. Good oral and written communication skills. Strong IT skills.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should write a cover letter expressing their interest in the position, attach their CV and send it as one PDF to dean@musph.ac.ug and copy ftwinomugisha@musph.ac.ug and skabwama@musph.ac.ug before 12 May 2021. Please quote “IPC Project Officerin the subject of your email.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.